Beating Leukemia: Compassion from Insurance and Pharma: NOT

Dr. Wartman’s insurance company would not pay for it. He appealed twice to his insurer and lost both times.

He also pleaded with the drug’s maker, Pfizer, to give him the drug under its compassionate use program, explaining that his entire salary was only enough to pay for 7 ½ months of Sutent. But Pfizer turned him down too.

read the entire story here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/health/in-gene-sequencing-treatment-for-leukemia-glimpses-of-the-future.html?pagewanted=all

recommend the comments section — 100s of thoughtful notations.

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